Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, has just launched a new version of its entry level commuter, the HF Dawn. Hero has introduced this product trying to eliminate the need for public transport. The HF Dawn also gets a metal carrier securely fastened just behind the pillion seat, enabling luggage carrying capability. The HF Dawn offers an upright riding position and an elongated saddle for comfort, a commuter necessity. Hero also provides a useful side-stand engaged indicator on the Dawn’s console.
Powering the HF Dawn is a modest, 97.2cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 8.2bhp at 8,000rpm and maximum torque of 0.82kgm is produced at 5,000rpm. The HF Dawn has a 4-speed gearbox.
The bike has telescopic forks upfront and dual shocks at rear, mated to drum brakes at both ends. The motorcycle weighs just 109kg and has a fuel-tank capacity of 10.5 litres.
The HF Dawn is available in silver, red, maroon, black with purple and also, black with red paint schemes.